Sign up for an evening or weekend class and get ready to create something special. Mixed media classes are designed for participants (beginner to advanced) to learn a new mixed media technique. Students walk away with a sense of accomplishment and a unique piece of art. All materials are supplied.


Watch for announcements on upcoming projects, dates and times.

Open Studio

Have some time and creative juices to burn? Drop in for Open Studio and discover new and different materials to transform your art.


Choose a substrate, medium and subject matter.... and launch a new project. Or continue an existing one!


Need a quick gift? Only have an hour or less? Ask about our "make-and-takes" that are ready whenever you are.

Private Parties

If you missed a class or have family and friends who want to create together, reserve the studio for your own dedicated instruction.


Parties and classes for 2-3 hour segments are available for:


   • Acrylic / mixed media

   • Watercolor

   • Jewelry / beading

   • Art journaling

   • Greeting cards & gift tags

Upcoming Classes

Wildflowers in Watercolor

Friday, February 21; 5:30 p.m. at Michael's in Gurnee


Saturday, February 22; 10:30 a.m. at Michael's in Vernon Hills

Cost: $30

--Create with watercolor paint, stencils and masking fluid. Sample shown uses a stencil design by Jennifer Evans: (a variety of stencils will be available for use during class). Register at

Abstracts in Mixed Media

Friday, February 28; 3:00 p.m. at Michael's in Gurnee

Cost: $30

--Do you like abstract art? This class is a burst of creative exploration using mixed media. We'll make a set of 4 abstracts on heavyweight paper, using a limited color palette and bits of collage. Each 5"x7" abstract is immediately framable. Register at

Stencil a Scarf

Saturday, February 29; 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $40

--Use a range of stencils and fabric ink to design a scarf for your spring wardrobe. We'll use a 100% natural cotton scarf and dress it up with specialty ink and fabric markers. The scarf has rolled-hem edges and fringe on the ends, and measures 20" wide and 70" long. *Only 6 spaces available in this class; RSVP quickly to save your spot!

Art Journaling Workshop (4-H members in Lake County)

Sunday, March 1; 1:00 p.m. 

Cost: $15

--Learn what supplies to use in your art journal. We'll explore images and words through mixed media art techniques. *Must register by Feb. 26:

Open Studio

Sunday, March 8; 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: varies

--Choose a project using a variety of mixed media: watercolor, collage, acrylic, gouache on canvas or heavyweight paper. When reserving your studio time, please indicate if you have a project in mind so we can have all your materials ready to go.

Signs of Spring

Tuesday, March 31; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Daisy's Artish Cafe, Lake Villa

Cost: $40

Paint a sweet spring floral to brighten your decor. Acrylic and mixed media on 10" square canvas; all materials provided.


RSVP to guarantee your space: (847) 613-9400

Interested in a project for a small group?

Call for more information and project ideas.

Online Now! Paint Abstracts with me
Learn how to paint successful abstracts in this online art class. Work at your own pace. Videos, written instructions and downloadable worksheets.
CLICK HERE for details and enrollment.

Creativity Workshops
Looking for a speaker for an upcoming event? Schedule an engaging presentation to help your audience think outside the box, have better problem-solving skills, reduce stress and more.

Topics include:

• UN-Stuck: Creative "Hacks" for Busting Through Barriers

--Do you have hurdles you'd like to overcome in your business? Learn techniques that will help you problem-solve, and get answers now.

• The Dynamics of Color: Understanding How Color Can Work for You

--Learn how to use color in your marketing and branding, and how colors affect our emotions. 

• Creativity in the Workplace: 'Whole Brain' Thinking to Meet Goals, Drive Vision, Nurture Staff and Produce Results

--Learn how a creative edge can help spur innovation for your business. Discuss tools and techniques for adopting a creative mindset, fostering new ideas, and finding new approaches to tacking challenges. 


E-mail for ideas on how to amp up your next meeting with creative mojo!

Upcoming Events
Stencil a Scarf
Feb 29, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Periwinkle Art Studio, 19020 Old Grass Lake Rd.
Design a spring scarf using stencils and fabric ink
Signs of Spring
Mar 31, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Daisy's Artish Cafe, 216 N Milwaukee Ave #1, Lake Villa, IL 60046, USA
Paint a spring floral 10"x10" canvas with mixed media accents

Schedule an Art Journaling Session


Art journaling is a method that combines writing with doodling, painting and mark making. It’s a wonderful way to express your emotions. It can also be a technique for combating anxiety and managing stress. This workshop is perfect for teens and adults. Gather your friends and book a session to learn all the benefits of keeping an art journal.

Customer feedback:

"Journaling with Jennifer was a different experience.  It was fun, enlightening, and encouraging.  With her guidance, I leaped into it with arms wide open and surprised myself. I'd have never been able to accomplish what I did on my own.  A single workshop opened up possibilities.  I think I may have found a new adventure."   ––Zee L.

NEW! Art + Energy Power Hour


Sign up Thursdays at 4:30 or 6:15 p.m.

Reiki energy and art combine for uniquely expressive project

These one-on-one sessions are conducted in the Studio.

Introductory pricing: $85 / 75-minute session

Corporate Functions & Team Building Events:

Use art to bring people together!


Learn about color theory, mixed media concepts, intuitive art practices..... we have ideas for your next event.

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 Amp up your creativity! An online, self-paced class with mini brainstorms and simple art activities to boost your creative energies. CLICK HERE for details. 

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